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Washington Wizards Preseason Game Preview Versus the Charlotte Bobcats
October 7th, 2012 at 10:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** Preseason NBA action tips off today for the Washington Wizards, who begin their exhibition schedule with a short trip south to North Carolina. Washington faces off against a Charlotte Bobcats team that has made notable improvements via the draft and free agency this offseason, but is still light years away from...

Martell Webster Signing with the Washington Wizards Becomes Official
August 30th, 2012 at 3:17 PM
Though Martell Webster's choice to play for the Washington Wizards next season has been common knowledge for a few days, Wednesday the deal became legally sanctioned. The former sixth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft inked a one year deal with the Wizards worth $1.6 million. His addition puts Washington's roster...

Bradley Beal Should Compete for Rookie of the Year Honors
August 19th, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Any Washington Wizards fan in the DMV area knows all about how much hype 2012 first-round draft pick Bradley Beal has received this summer. Basketball pundits from all over the country have been touting him as a "can't miss" type of player. Question is, will his talent live up to the...

NBA Releases Preseason Schedule, Washington Wizards Get One Home Game
August 16th, 2012 at 9:13 PM
The Washington Wizards received their preseason schedule from the NBA on Thursday, a series of eight games in 19 days in the month of October. Out of those eight games only one is set to be played in the Verizon Center, an October 11 contest against the Jeremy Lin-less New...

NBA.com Releases 2012 Offseason “Report Cards”: Washington Wizards Receive B
August 14th, 2012 at 10:36 PM
With most of the big names of free agency accounted for in the summer of 2012, the NBA chose to release its annual series of "report cards" grading each team's performance in the offseason. Each of the 30 NBA teams were graded based on their new roster's frontcourt and backcourt lineups,...

Should the Washington Wizards Make Another Move in Free Agency?
August 4th, 2012 at 6:00 AM
A few weeks before the NBA Draft, if things had turned out differently, fans might have witnessed a more active Washington Wizards franchise in the frenzied market of free agency this summer. Instead, trading away Rashard Lewis's mammoth contract for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza in June ended any conversations about...

Washington Wizards Versus Southeast Division: 2012-13 Charlotte Bobcats Matchup Preview
August 1st, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Wizards 101 continues its analysis of the NBA's newly released schedule for the 2012-13 season with a look at the Charlotte Bobcats, whose historically woeful record in 2011-12 spared the Washington Wizards from becoming the laughingstock of the NBA. ***PHOTO1*** Any other further criticism of the Bobcats would just equate to kicking...

Washington Wizards Versus Southeast Division: 2012-13 Atlanta Hawks Matchup Preview
July 29th, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Wizards 101 continues its analysis of the NBA's newly released schedule for the 2012-13 season with a look at the Atlanta Hawks, a Southeast Division opponent of the Washington Wizards and a playoff team from last season.  ***PHOTO1*** In the past five seasons, Atlanta has made the postseason five times and established...

Washington Wizards Versus Southeast Division: 2012-13 Miami Heat Matchup Preview
July 28th, 2012 at 12:25 PM
With the 2012-13 NBA schedule released and with most of this offseason's marquee free agents settled into new contracts, Washington Wizards fans can now officially begin to look forward to the new season. ***PHOTO1*** The media has speculated for months about the direction of the Wizards' organization. Majority owner Ted Leonsis and...

Bradley Beal Named to 2012 All-Summer League Team
July 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 AM
Rookie guard Bradley Beal was named to the NBA's 2012 All-Summer League Team yesterday for his performance at Las Vegas this past week. The Wizards' first round pick out of Florida didn't post numbers that were comparable to the Summer League Co-MVP's, Portland's Damian Lillard and Memphis's Josh Selby, but he...

Summer School: Grading the Washington Wizards’ Performance in Vegas
July 22nd, 2012 at 6:00 AM
Americans travel to Las Vegas for diverse reasons. Some want to chase fantasies of huge golden paydays at the slot machines or hit a groove at the poker tables. Some seek entertainment or distraction from the real world.  All of them, however, believe that Vegas has the power to change their...

Summer League Journal: Wizards Finish 3-2 at Vegas After Defeating Milwaukee Bucks 78-75
July 19th, 2012 at 6:00 AM
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards ended their 2012 Vegas Summer League campaign with a 78-75 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the COX Pavilion on Wednesday. In what proved to be their most competitive and entertaining game of the summer, the Wizards battled back to take the lead in the...

Washington Wizards Summer League 2012 Preview
July 11th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chris Singleton, recently signed draft pick Bradley Beal, and the rest of the young Wizards players will take the floor at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, the opening night of the 2012 NBA Summer League. The Wizards will kick off the festivities with a 4:00 pm ET...

Grading the Washington Wizards 2012 NBA Draft
June 29th, 2012 at 6:49 PM
Once the Washington Wizards selected freshman guard Bradley Beal from the University of Florida with the third pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, D.C. basketball fans across the Metropolitan Area presumably erupted in cheers and applause. And sighs of relief. Everything worked out. We got our guy. Since the start of the...